Not Enough For Me

Yes, there is rumbling in the Moon Palace world, finally! We’ve been getting busy in the new year by inviting a couple of friends to sit with us and hopefully come with new, fresh ideas for songs and sound.

So far, 2012 is offering a couple of new songs, the first one to get close to the finish line is “Not Enough For Me” – enjoy a sneak peek here!

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Signed by the artist

Moon Palace signed by Paul Auster.Paul Auster visited Stockholm, and my wife got my favorite copy of my favorite book signed.

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Dancing On My Own vs How Soon Is Now?

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Finally it’s time to reveal what we’ve been working on over the last few weeks!

This cover of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” started out as a more electronic take on the already great track but as we worked on the break, we realized another song would fit perfectly in with the mood of the track, and with the message of the lyrics, and so “How Soon Is Now” by The Smiths was mixed in for good measure.

This is the first Moon Palace track produced after the 2009 release of “Fire Fire Fire EP”.

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We’re alive!

Yes, it’s been a long time since our last update, and yes, we took a break after releasing “Fire Fire Fire EP”. But recently the gears have begun moving again and we are currently starting back up with a new project, covering a very recent hit by a famous Swedish artist. Very soon we will let you have a listen, but for now you’ll have to be satisfied with these photos of the very best Anders hard at work with live-tweaking the filter on our Juno 106 during recording.

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Fire Fire Fire EP is out!

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Our first CD release is finally out and also available for digital download in most places that sell MP3s.

The EP consists of four carefully selected tracks, and if you want to listen right now, and also follow their progression from idea/sketch to finished form, click these links:

1. Fire Fire Fire
2. Underachievers
3. Silver Night
4. Left Behind

If you want to get your hands on one of those old-fashioned plastic discs that music used to come delivered on, you can write us and we’ll let you know how to buy one if you can’t find it online. You can also listen to it on Spotify and iTunes.

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It’s Complicated 02

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First vocals on this track were laid down yesterday, and hence the first version of this song being posted. This is the first track post “Fire Fire Fire EP” to be worked on, and while we were looking through our “sketch” folder yesterday we realized we’ve got another four or so songs to work on in the near future.

Most likely we’ll try to finish this track before moving on, we’ve still got some work to do on the ending of this song, and this is a very rough mix, so there will be more work to do on the vocal track as well.

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Mastering the Fire Fire Fire EP

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Yesterday we went to Stockholm Mastering to master the four songs selected to be included on the forthcoming Fire Fire Fire EP. Thomas Eberger listened carefully and did wonders to our mixes! The four songs are Fire Fire Fire, Underachiveres, Silver Night and Left Behind. All four masters have now been uploaded to the All Recordings page and are also available on this page.

The next step in producing this EP is making the cover design. More on that soon!

Now please enjoy the mastered and final versions of the songs:

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Left Behind 04

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It didn’t take long for Anders to make a new mix for this one. Nothing much has changed however, just slightly more bass and a more polished sound.

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Left Behind 03

This is the first available version of Left Behind. We might do some small edits or reworkings of this song, but we feel it’s almost complete as it is.

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Left Behind

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This song is based on a chord sequence and a specific piano sound repeating over and over, creating the foundation for the sound. Anders added some really nice synth bass grooves and a beautiful guitar melody at the end of the song, and we recorded all of the “live” parts during one session in the studio, complete with vocals.

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